Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

The majority of Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $31K to $60K per year, and the median is $45K annually. Total cash compensation to Veterinary Practice Managers ranges from $31K on the lower end to $60K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most Veterinary Practice Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and nearly one in three have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,140 - $63,041
$33K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,350
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$13.83 - $23.29
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MEDIAN: $17.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,140 - $63,041  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,239 - $60,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $23.29  
   
Overtime
$22.48 - $34.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$100.00 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,239 - $60,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201

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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Veterinary Practice Managers often transition into Practice Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Practice Managers earn $53K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Practice Manager


VCA Antech leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $64K.

Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Veterinary Practice Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in veterinary technician, People Management, Office Management, and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Bookkeeping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Human Resources also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. On average, Veterinary Practice Managers make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Veterinary Practice Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Veterinary Practice Managers, Milwaukee provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Veterinary Practice Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent) and Austin (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Practice Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

veterinary technician
▲16%

People Management
▲14%

Office Management
▲7%

Client Interaction
▼0%

National Average
$42,000







Bookkeeping
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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